Clay, Handmade, Homegrown, Patchwork, Quilting, Sewing, Uncategorized, Weaving

Looking Back, Looking Forward

12th January 2019

2018 was an interesting year for us as a family, which included career changes, a pregnancy, a new baby and a growing pre-schooler.  I don’t feel I managed as much crafting as I would have liked but I was pleased to set out on my #ayearofbringingnatureinside project and keep it going throughout the whole year. 

In terms of sewing I made a baby quilt and various storage baskets for the bump, and some superhero items for my hubby and big boy.  I also explored some different English Paper Piecing patterns, made my first puff quilt and made some reusable kitchen towels to replace paper towels in my kitchen.

I was also super excited in early 2018 to move this blog from Blogger to its own dedicated site.

My favourite make of the entire year though has to be our baby boy who we welcomed in September.  Blogging seems to have been a bit quieter since his arrival as I have had my hands pretty full with him, but when I was sewing it was for Christmas gifts (will share some of those soon!). 

Now we have arrived in 2019 I have been thinking about what I would like to achieve in this creative space this year.  I love quilting but am being realistic to think that there probably won’t be many quilts this year, as much of my time will be spent with Freddie.  However, that doesn’t mean no crafting at all and I have plans to spread my creative wings a bit and try some new-to-me crafts.  I have just purchased a small lap loom for weaving and am starting to explore that.  I also want to explore making jewellery with polymer clay and I want to play with air drying clay to make some small decorative items.  I also want to try and finish the Camden bag that I started last year (I need to overcome some issues that I am facing with it) and really hope to make myself a Camber dress by Merchant and Mills (just need to lose a few more pounds first). 

I have just ordered this book (Affiliate link) which, I am hoping will help me to find the balance between spending time with my beautiful boys whilst not ignoring my need to be creative.  Will let you know my thoughts on the book in due course.

I look forward to sharing my creative activities throughout 2019!      

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